The trick to making juicy chicken nuggets is to brine the chicken, just like in my Air Fryer Chicken Tenders. Pickle juice and milk combine like a traditional buttermilk marinade to break down tough chicken and create a juicy interior. I wanted to create healthy, moist, and tasty chicken nuggets that would rival store-bought varieties, and these definitely do that and more. Once the baked chicken nuggets are done cooking, serve them warm with your favorite sauces and sides.
These homemade chicken nuggets are one of those foods and a great alternative to their frozen counterparts. To freeze these healthy chicken nuggets, let them cool completely, then place them evenly on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper (or a silicone baking mat) and freeze them quickly until they harden.